EDISON - A convicted sex offender is charged with endangering the welfare of children, according to police.

Police say Lawrence Cohen, formerly of Manalapan, was observed viewing the evidence of his actions on a computer at the Asbury Park Public Library this past Monday.

He was identified and arrested when he returned to the library the next day.

Cohen has already spent seven years behind bars. He is now being jailed in Monmouth County in lieu of $70,000 bail.